Sullivan Launches London Office with Leading Trade Finance Partner

Press Release
January 14, 2013

London, UK, January 14, 2013 – Sullivan is pleased to announce the launch of a London office with the recruitment of high-profile trade finance partner Geoffrey Wynne. Mr. Wynne, currently head of trade and export finance at SNR Denton, is one of the world’s leading trade finance lawyers.

Sullivan, respected across the U.S. and internationally for its work in corporate finance, banking, trade finance, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, and tax, among other areas of expertise, intends to build up a London practice linked closely to that of its U.S. offices. The office will also benefit from the firm’s formal alliance in Israel and significant client activity across Europe and Asia.

“Geoff’s extraordinary reputation in trade and commodities finance transactions strengthens our current trade finance practice,” said Sullivan Co-Managing Partner Joel R. Carpenter. “A significant presence in London is increasingly important to our clients, and with Geoff at its foundation, we anticipate our London office will further our plans to broaden and enhance our existing practices in cross-border finance, mergers and acquisitions, tax, banking, and international arbitration.”

Mr. Wynne advises leading banks and trade financiers on trade and commodity transactions occurring throughout the world. He is recognized as a leading individual in the UK Legal 500, 2012 and Chambers UK, 2013 for his work in this area.

“We are delighted that Geoff is joining us. We think our clients will be too,” said Michael Sullivan, co-director of Sullivan litigation department and a member of its New York-based trade finance team. “We’ve known and worked with Geoff for a number of years and we can’t think of anyone with whom we would rather build our London office. We intend to recruit a strong team around Geoff.”

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